In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, empathy, happiness, TEDxBoulder 2013, 2013
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them. Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBoulder, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, astronomy, science, technology, 2011
Ash Beckham recently found herself in a situation that made her ask: who am I? She felt pulled between two roles — as an aunt and as an advocate. Each of us feels this struggle sometimes, she says — and offers bold suggestions for how to stand up for your moral integrity when it isn’t convenient. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, activism, identity, morality, TEDxBoulder, 2014
"Venus is too hot, Mars is too cold, and Earth is just right," says planetary scientist Dave Brain. But why? In this pleasantly humorous talk, Brain explores the fascinating science behind what it takes for a planet to host life — and why humanity may just be in the right place at the right time when it comes to the timeline of life-sustaining planets. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Mars, Planets, TEDx, cosmos, data, discovery, exploration, extraterrestrial...